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HostBuddies creates the ultimate travel experience for all parties.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Travel
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

HostBuddies connects travelers with local NYC residents through a social network. In addition, the platform offers travelers recreational packages in order to create the ultimate travel experience for all parties.


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    Jennifer Zhou

    As a business student, Jennifer brings to the team her experience in different areas of business including finance, accounting, and business law. In addition, Jennifer is an avid traveler and heavy user of different hosting platforms. She will help with business development and use her traveling experiences to develop the ultimate traveler friendly platform for HostBuddies. Jennifer is currently a senior at the Stern School of Business.

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    Yimin Zhou

    Yimin will be the lead developer of the HostBuddies website. He has 20 years of experience in software engineering and product development at companies such as General Electric Co., Baker Hughes Inc., and Abbott Laboratories. Yimin graduated from Fudan University with a B.S. in Physics and has a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Houston.

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    Tony Yuan

    Prior to cofounding, Tony worked as an investment manager at real estate private equity firm Ore International. In addition, he worked as an analyst at Oberon Securities, an investment bank. Tony has a M.S. in Financial Engineering from New York University and a M.S. in Electronic Engineering from Wuhan University.


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    Jennifer Zhou